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Computer Science Professors in California

Considering a career as a Computer Science Professor in California?

11.5% Jobs Projection
$125,900 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Science Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Science Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Computer Science Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Science Professors Work in California?

There were approximately 2,210 workers employed as Computer Science Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 2,320 Computer Science Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 390 Computer Science Professors working in it, which means California has more Computer Science Professors than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Computer Science Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 11.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 2,900 jobs for California Computer Science Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,400 annual jobs and 42,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Science Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Computer Science Professors ranged from $57,730 to $208,000 with $125,900 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Computer Science Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Science Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 $138,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 $121,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 $120,140
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 160 $119,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 $116,120

Top States for Computer Science Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Computer Science Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 3,030 $88,190
Texas 2,590 $82,420
California 2,210 $125,900
Florida 1,780 $69,130
North Carolina 1,640 $64,220
Pennsylvania 1,590 $87,390
Virginia 1,520 $70,710
Illinois 1,430 $75,830
New Jersey 1,390 $94,150
Ohio 1,320 $93,140
Massachusetts 1,010 $96,720
Indiana 920 $0
Michigan 900 $96,920
Maryland 770 $97,060
Washington 740 $66,060
Wisconsin 650 $84,560
South Carolina 580 $70,750
Colorado 560 $73,310
Missouri 550 $76,790
Arizona 510 $87,420

Below are the states where Computer Science Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $125,900
Rhode Island $119,450
District of Columbia $105,970
Iowa $97,640
Utah $97,450
Maryland $97,060
Michigan $96,920
Massachusetts $96,720
Idaho $95,970
New Jersey $94,150

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